"Countdown to Mockingjay" Battle

We are pumped up and excited for our next battle ... Are YOU Team Peeta or Team Gale?
But first we need to announce last week's winner.

The votes are in and, if you don't want your children to have nightmares, you should never read them ... Hansel and Gretel!!!  The witch in that story is as bad as they get.
She lures children in with candy and sweetness only to throw them in a cage and fatten them up to eat them!  How did some of these stories ever become "children's classics"?  haha

Now for the next battle:

In honor of the next movie in the Hunger Games series coming out, Mokingjay Part 1, on November 20th ... insert squeal here ; ) ... we will be doing some battles to celebrate!  For this first battle, we want to know who YOU feel Katniss should end up with.

Without further ado ... here are the boys of her heart!

Peeta Mellark
Peeta Mellark is a baker's son in District 12.  He has been in love with Katniss since he was five; however, he did not confess his feelings to her until they were in the 74th Hunger Games together.  

He is great with words.  People love him!  He can charm his way into all the District's hearts. He gave Katniss some of the burnt bread from the bakery and that saved Katniss' family from starvation.  He is strong!  Ow! Ow!  ; ) He can throw huge weights around like they are nothing. He is smart, likeable, described as handsome in the books, and an artist.  He loves and cares about the people around him and will only kill out of self defense for himself or Katniss.  Finnic Odair states that Peeta is one of the only truly good people to survive the arena.   If you want to know what your guy is thinking, Peeta should be yours.  He is truthful and will tell what is on his mind.  Through everything, Peeta will go to extremes to keep Katniss alive.  He was the only male volunteer from District 12 in the second movie because he wanted to have Katniss survive.  

Although it made Katniss very grateful that he gave her the brunt bread, he did not hand it to her.  He threw it which is kind of lame.  Peeta tells how that is a big regret of his.  Peeta is also not a very good fighter.  He is strong, cunning, and can blend in with his camouflage; however, even his parents did not think he had a chance of winning.  Peeta is a bit naive.  He grew up in a pretty comfortable home and did not always see how bad people had it.  Although he loved Katniss since she sang in school at the age of 5, he did not even talk to her until they had to participate in the Hunger Games together.  Peeta noted he was jealous of Gale before he talked to him.

"I think...you still have no idea. The effect you can have."
"You love me, real or not real?"

Gale Hawthorne
Gale Hawthorne is the heart-throb of District 12!  He is Katniss' best friend and hunting partner.  He is in love with Katniss and is forced to watch how she volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games and does a fake romance with Peeta during the games.  

Gale is fiercely devoted to his family.  He will do anything to have them survive.  He is a rebel at heart and a visionary.  Gale also speaks his mind and is truthful.  He hates the capitol and thinks a rebellion would be better than what the capitol wanted.  He is an expert at snares and strategy.  With that skill, he was able to catch many animals for both his family and Katniss'. Katniss and Gale practically live in the woods.  He single-handedly supports his Mom and three younger siblings.  When in the woods, Katniss and Gale laugh together and can forget the world for a split second.  He kept watch and helped feed katniss' family when she was in the Hunger Games.  He will go to any length to protect those that he loves.  

Gale can get very angry and very fast.  Katniss is the person who can control it though.  He is unpredictable and reckless at times.  Gale thinks in black and white and does not look at the grey area very often.  Gale also keeps his walls up.  He likes to be the tough guy and it takes a lot for people to actually get to know him.  He does not let people in emotionally.  

"We could do it you know.  Leave the district.  Run off.  Live in the woods.  You and I, we could make it. "
"People are looking to you, Katniss.  You've given them the opportunity.  They just have to be brave enough to take it."

There you have it!  What do you think of these cuties?  Who will it be?  "Team Peeta" or "Team Gale"?

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